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Examining Food Environments in the Galápagos

March 1, 2021

Carolina graduate student Khristopher Nicholas studies food environments and how they shape people’s diets and health. His work led him to the Galápagos to study one of the most complex food environments in the world. How do dollar stores replacing … Continued

Opening the Door to Global Research

February 22, 2021

Part of Carolina Away’s Opportunity Curriculum, “Contemporary World Problems” introduces ways to conduct research on politics, economies, cultures and societies around the world by connecting students with current professors and researchers examining these topics at Carolina. As a first-generation college … Continued

#GDTBATH: Alyssa Grube, Research in the Galapagos

October 19, 2020

A graduate student at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Alyssa Grube honed her research skills by spending her summers at the Galapagos Science Center where she studied antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the environment. When Alyssa Grube first began … Continued

Student Groups Build Community with New Cookbook

October 8, 2020

Whether it’s the pan de jamon she makes with her dad at Christmas or her mom’s arroz con leche, Venezuelan dishes are more than just a meal for Sofia Martinez Querecuto. They’re a deep connection to generations of her family … Continued

Class of 2020: Chasing Challenges at Carolina

May 4, 2020

A diploma from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is more than just a piece of paper. It means something different for everybody. It can represent a first-generation student turning a new page for his or her family. … Continued

Protecting the Galápagos Islands

April 20, 2020

Home to more unique species than anywhere else on Earth, the Galápagos Islands have been an ecological haven for studying animals, marine sciences and biology since Charles Darwin first set foot there in 1835. For generations, the islands’ ecosystems lived … Continued

Tar Heel, Blue Devil Team Up to Support Startups in Kenya

February 3, 2020

Over the past decade, it’s become more commonplace for Carolina and Duke University students to launch a start-up in the Triangle. Resources and mentors from both universities and the surrounding communities help make the task easier. That supportive environment doesn’t … Continued

Student Startup Takes on Maternal Mortality

February 26, 2018

Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ failure, is the second leading cause of maternal mortality around the world — claiming the lives of 76,000 women and 300,000 babies every year. A biotechnology company founded by students at … Continued

Reception Honors ‘Noteworthy Firsts’ in Carolina’s History

October 3, 2017

When first-year Carolina student Kirstin McGinty learned that she would be the first recipient of the Karen L. Parker scholarship, she never expected to shake the hand of the woman her scholarship is named after. More than a half century separate McGinty and Parker, who was the first black woman to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.